Math and Arithmetic

What is the sum of four times a number and 1 is equal to the difference of twice the number and 2?

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04/28/2010

4x + 1 = 2x - 2

Subtract 2x from each side: 2x + 1 = -2

Subtract 1 from each side: 2x = -3

Divide each side by 2: x = -1.5

Alternatively 4x + 1 = 2 - 2x which simplifies to 6x = 1, making x = 1/6.